I love the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and have just listened to this year's service from Kings College on BBC 4. As always it was heartwarming and uplifting. I believe a new work was commissioned from Harrison Birtwistle this year and if it was the piece I think it was (I didn't have a programme), WOW! Completely without sentimentality, of course, and I doubt many choirs (church or otherwise) will get near it. Did anyone else tune in?